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Democracy's Prisoner
by Ernest Freeberg
Harvard University Press, 2008
Cloth: 978-0-674-02792-3 | eISBN: 978-0-674-03723-6
Library of Congress Classification HX84.D3F74 2008
Dewey Decimal Classification 335.3092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In 1920, socialist leader Eugene V. Debs ran for president while serving a ten-year jail term for speaking against America's role in World War I. In this book, Freeberg shows that the campaign to send Debs from an Atlanta jailhouse to the White House was part of a wider national debate over the right to free speech in wartime. In this story of democracy on trial, Freeberg excavates an extraordinary episode in the history of one of America's most prized ideals.

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